Wyndham Releases 2021 Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Report Outlining Its Commitment to Acting in a Socially, Ethically and Environmentally Responsible Manner
“As the world’s largest hospitality company, we have a unique opportunity to make a significant impact on the world while fulfilling our mission of making hotel travel possible for everyone,” said Geoffrey A. Ballotti, President and CEO, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts. “Today, more than ever, we must help ensure that the future remains bright for travelers while continuing to build a culture in which everyone feels welcomed and appreciated.
Community response and COVID-19
As a hotel business, service and volunteerism are part of Wyndham’s culture. Team members and franchisees rallied during the pandemic to actively engage in their communities, generously donating time and resources to improve the lives of others. Examples are numerous and include:
- The Wyndham Garden Dallas North in Texas, which provided 300 hotel rooms for first responders at the height of the pandemic.
- Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Niagara Falls, New York, where the hotel owner and his family handcrafted over 2,000 masks for the community when they desperately needed them.
- The Ramada Suites by Wyndham Remarkables Park Queenstown, New Zealand welcomed eight new babies when the nearest hospital had to relocate its maternity ward due to the pandemic.
Wyndham’s owner-first mentality allowed the vast majority of franchisees – who are primarily small business owners – to keep their hotels open during the pandemic, when people traveled less. The company offered several fee exemptions and extensions, access to hospital-grade cleaning and safety products at discounted prices when these items were hard to find, and relaxed housekeeping requirements that helped reduce water and energy consumption. Whether hotels accommodate vacationers seeking an escape to national parks and beaches, or accommodate everyday business travelers such as utility workers and construction crews, health and safety protocols ” Count on Us ”the company continue to provide guests with peace of mind during their stay. with Wyndham.
Wyndham is committed to operating in a sustainable manner so as to provide exceptional experiences for those it serves. The company created the Wyndham Green Program, a five-tier certification program that helps reduce a hotel’s environmental footprint. The program includes a proprietary environmental management tool that tracks data to help hotels improve energy efficiency, reduce emissions, conserve water and reduce waste. The company’s work has been recognized through its participation in CDP’s Climate Change Carbon Disclosure Program, where Wyndham achieved leadership in sustainability performance and disclosure.
Wyndham strives to maintain a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion throughout its organization. The company has strengthened senior leadership engagement in its affinity groups and continues to build on its strong diversity, equity and inclusion training programs. For the third year in a row, the company received a Perfect Score on the Human Rights Campaign’s Equality Index, naming Wyndham the Best Place to Work and being named by Diversity Inc. as a Outstanding Company for its commitment to diversity and inclusion.
“We respect differences in people, ideas and experiences, and we understand that we can only truly be successful by bringing together diverse backgrounds and perspectives. Although we have been recognized for the progress we have made accomplished in our journey to date, we know we can – and will continue – to do more ”, said, Monica melanconhuman leader Resource agent, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts.
Wyndham Hotels & Resorts has prepared its ESG report in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) standards, incorporating the recommendations of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) and the Taskforce on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD). The company has obtained third-party assurance on certain data disclosed in this report as set out in the 2020 Statement of Assurance included in the report. All financial figures shown in the report are in US dollars unless otherwise noted.
About Wyndham Hotels & Resorts
Wyndham Hotels & Resorts (NYSE: WH) is the world’s largest hotel franchising company by number of establishments, with more than 8,900 hotels in nearly 95 countries on six continents. With its network of approximately 796,000 attractive rooms for the everyday traveler, Wyndham enjoys a leading presence in the economy and mid-range segments of the accommodation industry. The Company operates a portfolio of 20 hotel brands, including Super 8®, Days Inn®, Ramada®, Microtel®, La Quinta®, Baymont®, Wingate®, AmericInn®, Hawthorn Suites®, Trademark Collection® and Wyndham® . Wyndham Hotels & Resorts is also a leading provider of hotel management services. The company’s award-winning Wyndham Rewards loyalty program offers 86 million registered members the opportunity to redeem points at thousands of hotels, resorts and vacation rentals around the world. For more information visit www.wyndhamhotels.com.
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